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Monks’ residence gets the ax

HONG KONG (SE): The government in the Sichuan province of China has begun pulling down 2,000 residences used by Tibetan clergy at the Yachen Gar Buddhist Centre.
 
Radio Free Asia reports that it is expected that an equal number of monks and nuns will be kicked out of the complex by the end of the year. “Chinese authorities ordered the demolition of 2,000 houses of monks and nuns at Yachen Buddhist Centre this year,” Radio Free Asia was told.
 

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Cold consolation for the buried

Zhumadian (AsiaNews): Less than two weeks after Ding Cuimei, wife of a Protestant pastor, Li Jiangong, died after being buried alive by bulldozers on April 14, authorities in Zhumadian, Henan, ruled that the land on which their demolished Beitou Church building once stood belongs to them (Sunday Examiner, May 1). 

A report was issued on April 25 that designates the site for religious use. 

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